Victor Lombardi observes that the best part of Wodtke's new Elegant Hack design is its adoption of topical categories. Indeed, the ability of organize notes by topic rather than dumping them into a big chronological scroll was one of the key talking point for Ceres.

A year ago, this aspect got no traction in the Web community. I'd talk about categories and Web journals with leading webloggers and information architects and they'd look blank, where the other advantages of Ceres (visual tools, your data is yours, XML, extensible, fast) got an immediate and enthusiastic response.

Now, categories are coming into style. And Ceres is coming soon: we're on schedule.